We continue our talks in the NHS App and accessing GP Services online

We continue our talks in the NHS App and accessing GP Services online

We are running a series of workshops to raise awareness about the NHS App, My Care portal and other current technologies allowing us to access the NHS and manage our appointments.

It is a subject many people are cautious about and we are here to help with any questions and show you want it looks like so you can make a decision about what is right for you.

We are running these alongside our Mobile Phone Boot Camps and we currently have the following dates coming up:

Wednesday 27th September 2pm – 4pm

Purley Cross Centre, c/o Purley Baptist `Church, Banstead Rd, Purley, England, CR8 3EA

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/717132892787?aff=oddtdtcreator

Thursday 5th October 2pm – 4pm

Norbury Library

Beatrice Ave, Norbury, SW16 4UW

Wednesday 11th October 2pm – 4pm

Upper Norwood Library Hub

39 Westow Hill, Norwood, London SE19 1TQ

Monday 4th December 12pm – 1pm

Brigstock Road Community Hib

c/o Age UK Croydon 81 Brigstock Rd, Thornton Heath, CR7 7JH

No booking required, just turn up

What could AI mean to you?  Digital Awareness Online discussion

What could AI mean to you? Digital Awareness Online discussion

We have resumed our Digital Awareness Online Programme with a new set of subjects to help us see a little into the future of Emerging Technology.

Last time we explored using Bard or ChatGPT as a tool to help us to gather information or help us to create templates for important letters so that the internet is less overwhelming, this time we will touch upon used within a care setting as well as some of the ethics around it.

Our aim is to introduce these subjects in a way we can all understand and feel part of the changes around us.

We have been asked to participate in this event on the 30th September, and are keen to get some thoughts and opinions from the group to take there and represent.

If you are interested in joining the debate, then please sign up here. If you are already a member of the group then you will be send a reminder as usual with the link.

Digital Drop-In schedule for Autumn is announced with 2 new venues

Digital Drop-In schedule for Autumn is announced with 2 new venues

Summer seems to have flown by and now we are back and ready for the Autumn ahead. We have an expanded schedule of Digital Drop-Ins; our friendly and informal spaces for local people to get help with the laptops, mobile phones or tablets.

We ensure our sessions are friendly, inviting and a place where you can ask questions about the things you are unsure about. You can also use these spaces to practice or work on self-learning with the support of our team.

We can also signpost you to other courses, workshops and support we can provide

With the exception of half term (23rd – 27th October) they run each week, are free to attend and no booking is required.

We are now working in 2 new venues in Norbury and East Dulwich

See our full schedule here

Hope to see you there

Have you seen our new Impact Videos?

Have you seen our new Impact Videos?

We were shadowed for 2 days by The Good Things Foundation; creating footage as part of their Get Online London scheme with LOTI.

A pleasure to be asked, but even more so to see and hear the wonderful stories from the people we work with and the volunteers on the ground.

In 2022, we directly worked with over 500 people across our various programmes. This is within a 5 square mile area of London.

A true testimony to the team making this happen but a clear demonstration of the demand as we have exceeded these figures already for 2023.

We are already pivoting and transforming our delivery to meet this demand, which is both tough and rewarding

How to support ClearCommunityWeb help more people with technology

How to support ClearCommunityWeb help more people with technology

ClearCommunityWeb help people feel more confident and comfortable with technology through classes, workshops and individual support.

We run 8 weekly drop-in sessions across South London as well as Mobile Phone Boot Camps and a full Community Learning programme.

We also assist in helping people access online services via a network of Community Hubs across the Borough to help with the Cost of Living Crisis as well as providing access to donated devices.

Finally, we also provide home support to residents referred by local charities and services as well as providing assistance to disabled people and carers.

We worked with over 500 people in 2022 with a small term of staff and wonderful volunteers.

We often get asked how people can get involved or help, and there are 3 simple ways.

  • Participate in the Croydon Community Lottery. 60% of the process go directly to us an other voluntary services s in Croydon. You get a chance to own £25,000 each week
  • Volunteer with us. We are always looking for people to help within our drop-ins or our community learning programme. Its a great way to develop people and technical skills.
  • Donate to us directly, either via our Kindlink donation page or by considering us with your donated tech if you are upgrading or clearing out your office

Such brilliant ways to help us reach more people and improve lives

Disability & Technology Advice (D.A.T.A) launches in Lambeth

Disability & Technology Advice (D.A.T.A) launches in Lambeth

Disability & Technology Advice (D.A.T.A.) is an exciting new partnership between Millennium Community Solutions and ClearCommunityWeb to support disabled residents, carers and others with access needs with digital technology.

Through a programme of drop-in’s, courses, workshops and home support; D.A.T.A will also help to develop routes to employment and independence by providing routes to assistive technology, building skills & confidence and community-based learning.

D.A.T.A will also seek to inspire with new technologies and skills including VR, AI and opportunities to learn coding and multi-media.

This programme launches throughout Lambeth in May 2023 and extends into Croydon June/ July 2023.

Weekly Drop-ins

Our Disability & Technology Advice (D.A.T.A.) Drop-Ins provide friendly digital support for disabled residents, carers & neurodiverse adults.

They are a safe space for you to come and get advice or information on how to set up or use a device in a way that is right for you.

We can help assess your needs, provide access to the right device and offer support to set goals for personal learning.

Or come along to practice is a supportive environment and build your own skills and confidence.

The sessions are free and there is no need to book.

Where

Every Wednesday 10-1

Akerman Health Centre, 60 Patmos Road, London, SW9 6AF

Bus routes: P5 or 36,185,436 (Vassall Road)

Further information

Contact: 07523 646 277 or info@clearcommunityweb.co.uk.

What do we mean by Disabled residents?

When we refer to “Disabled Residents” we refer to people with physical or sensory impairments, neurodiversity, mental health survivors, people with learning difficulties or learning disabilities and people with long term health conditions.

We include people who may face other access issues to traditional support available.

About Millennium Community Solutions

Millennium Community Solutions works to ensure people living with disabilities in Lambeth and neighbouring boroughs are valued as the important contributors to society they are. Central to this is the right of people living with disability to have equal access to training and technology to support day-to-day life, employment and social connectivity alongside dignity and respect for their individual circumstances and needs.

Contact: Rev Gail Thompson gail@millenniumcommunitysolutions.com

About ClearCommunityWeb

ClearCommunityWeb provides digital skill training, advice and critical support services to community groups, older people, vulnerable adults and carers across South London.

They worked with over 500 residents throughout 2022. Through their person centred approach they put the residents ahead of the technology and find the right fit.

Contact: Caspar Kennerdale caspar@clearcommunityweb.co.uk


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